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What is so important about leasing a horse before buying one?

What is so important about leasing a horse before buying one?
It’s not incredibly important, but it teaches you how to care for a horse “on your own”. It’s kind of a halfway point between just riding and owning a horse.
I wouldn’t say it’s very important if you have experience with horses already, but for some people it gives them an insight into what ownership entails without making a full on financial commitment, and lets them see for themselves if they are ready or not